Eight hour CEU program slated December 9
Extension Agent
Eight CEU’s will be available on Thursday, Dec. 9 for attending the Extension District 8 Farm & Ranch Seminar. The seminar will be available at six Central Texas locations. Please pre-register at the location that best fits your needs.

The seminar will offer eight total hours. The breakdown on the hours include: two hours of Laws & Regulations, one hour of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), one hour of Drift and four hours of General. The first five hours will satisfy Commercial Applicator requirements.

The locations of the meetings and a contact number and email for each location are listed below. Please call or email the site you plan to attend so that each location can plan for lunch and have enough handouts.

Location of training:

• Pridgeon Community Center, Franklin, 979-828-4270,

• McLennan Community College ESEC building, Waco, 254-757-5180, dwgroschke@ag.

• Hill County Extension Office, Hillsboro, 254-582-4022,

• Teague Church of Christ, Teague, 903-389-3436,

• Jester Williamson County Annex, Round Rock, 512-943- 3300,

• Navarro College, Corsicana, 903-654-3075, idscasta@ag.

Topics to be addressed include local laws and regulations, drift management, pasture management options, preparing for next year’s grasshopper invasion, feral hog control what’s legal and what’s not, farm pond management and brush & plant identification and control.

On site registrations will begin at 7 a.m. with the program slated to begin at 7:30 a.m. The program will conclude at 4 p.m. Registration fee is $40. Please call Edward Schneider 979-828-4270 for more information and details. Please call the phone number listed with the location you plan to attend to pre-register.

COTTON GROWERS– For row crop producers who are interested in exploring the possibility of adding some cotton acreages, as well as any growers who are interested in expanding cotton acreages are invited to attend this educational program.

The meeting will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the Fireman’s Hall in Thorndale FM 486 north of US 79).

The program will include Dr. Gaylon Morgan, State Extension Cotton Specialist discussing the basic requirements of growing a cotton crop, as well as varieties and certain challenges as they pertain to growing cotton in the blacklands.

Dr. Tom Isakeit, plant pathologist will also discuss cotton root rot management and issues. Jared Ripple and Dale Mott will present information on insect management and the Texas IPM program. Dr. Jason Johnson will deliver a program on the economics of Cotton Production. Information will also be available from the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation as well as the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Cotton Stalk Destruction Program.

This meeting will certainly be an excellent opportunity for growers and landlords as well who may be considering planting cotton in this coming year, or for producers who may be contemplating expanding their current cotton acreage. For meal planning purposes, please pre-register by Dec. 10 to the

Milam County Extension Office 204526A01

at 254-697-7045.

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